Guerrilla Gardening 101

Recently, my brother/housemate, Joel, and I went on a little guerilla gardening mission.  Now we’re rule keeping people, we return our dvds on time, recycle and don’t like getting into trouble.  And we live in an old Illovo flat with a strict, old aged body corporate.  So doing anything outside the rules, even for the good and greening of the building, still felt pretty risky.

We waited for the dead of a Thursday afternoon when everyone was having their old aged naps, dashed outside (with a soup ladle and a side plate as spades) and replaced the terribly sad-looking little shrivel of a root and some cigarette butts with a new, green plant.  Oh the joy, oh the rebellion!  Have you ever guerrilla gardened?  Check out this Guerrilla Gardening website for info, ideas and inspiration.  Happy Greening Anarchy!

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  1. Karin says:

    as an avid gardener and huge supporter of all things growing, this really warmed my soul . Thank you

  2. Movan says:

    You go, Guerrilla-gardeners!!! I laughed out loud at your covert op! Remind me to buy you a spade when I next see you.

  3. CousinRobyn says:

    Haha! That’s hilarious! The other day when I was there Joel was so nonchalant, “Look, we got a new plant.”

    One assumes that ‘got’ means ‘bought from a shop’ not GUERILLA GARDEN-ED from some poor old lady.


  4. ameezing says:

    Nooo! Guerrilla Gardening is greening a space that is not necessarily yours! We BOUGHT the plant and ‘guerrilla gardened’ it into the corridor at our flat. Ameezing does not condone stealing plants from old grannies :)

  5. kez says:

    Oh you guys…naughty naughty naughty.

  6. Charlie says:

    What a great idea!

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